We have an unofficial moratorium on “Don’t Stop Believin’” covers here at PopWatch (oh, who are we kidding, no we don’t), but I’m now prepared to break it for this shaky, out-of-focus, but still strangely awesome video from last night’s star-studded fund-raising concert at Carnegie Hall. (Check it out after the jump.) READ FULL STORY »
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The Top 40 music landscape generally disinterests me, but I do love it when young musicians on YouTube take a popular song and, in the broken-record words of the Idol judges, “make it their own.” Enter Paul Dateh, a 27-year-old violinist from Los Angeles (and USC alumnus, Fight On!) who made this slick mash-up video featuring current hits by Lady Gaga, Ke$ha, Rihanna, and Usher. Mighty impressive, and long live the strings! READ FULL STORY »
annual list of the world’s most influential people — 100 artists, heroes, leaders, and thinkers who affect our world. You’ll find Iron Man director Jon Favreau explaining how Elon Musk was the inspiration for Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark in Thinkers, and Bono waxing poetic on Bill Clinton and Robert De Niro riffing on Ben Stiller (StillerStrong.org) in Heroes. But obviously, it’s the Artists category we flipped to first. Among those making the cut: Conan O’Brien, Glee‘s Lea Michele, Lost‘s Carlton Cruse and Damon Lindelof, James Cameron, Sandra Bullock, Simon Cowell, Robert Pattinson, Oprah Winfrey, Taylor Swift, District 9 director Neill Blomkamp, Elton John, Prince, Ricky Gervais, Ashton Kutcher, Penny Arcade’s Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik, fashion designer Marc Jacobs, chef David Chang, conductor Valery Gergiev, blogger Han Han, artist Banksy, and authors Suzanne Collins and Chetan Bhagat. Three of the write-ups that stood out for me: READ FULL STORY »Time has released its
McDonald's in Germany launches New York City-themed cupcakes: The pop culture dessert trend continues
Can anyone tell me when cupcakes suddenly became the trendiest dessert around? Sure, we can blame Sex and the City, which helped turn Magnolia Bakery into a phenom following a season three episode that featured Miranda and Carrie indulging in the treat. (The Magnolia across the street is constantly filled with customers…or sad, lonely sugar fiends who simply want to watch through the window as the bakers frost their cakes each morning. Not that I would know what time that happens.) But now, cupcakes have traveled across the Atlantic, where McDonald’s in Germany is not only honoring the trendy treats, but an American city known for making them as well. Presenting straight from Deutschland: New York City-themed cupcakes! READ FULL STORY »
Just when you thought Lady Gaga’s fashion was unattainable, inaccessible, or prohibited from being worn in many public places, one of the designers who helped shape the wacky yet fabulous look of her Tarantino-tinged “Telephone” video has made the art of Gaga possible for the rest of us. L.A.-based designer Brian Lichtenberg, who crafted the now-famous crime scene tape number that Gaga donned in the video, is creating a line of graphic tees for Forever 21, making it the mega-chain’s first designer collaboration.
His designs have also found fans in Beyoncé and Rihanna, though the avant-garde factor will presumably be tamed down a bit for the mass market. But even with some dilution, I’m expecting cool prints and cut-outs, and hopefully a few nods to his celebrity work. The line sounds like it’d be the perfect weekend option — just cross your fingers that you don’t cross paths with a 12-year-old rocking the same tee.
What do you guys think of the design collaboration? Are you going to get a piece of Gaga for yourself?
Today, Lady Gaga showed up in the Sydney airport with Diet Coke cans in her hair. I have several questions. Does this mean that Lady Gaga is in favor of the proposed New York soda tax? Is she explicitly referencing Andy Warhol’s Coke Bottles? How does this fit into the final season of Lost? Did she just run out of curlers?
Gaga debuted the Coke-can look in her recent video, “Telephone,” a hyper-referential decadent-trash opera that we here at EW.com have not been shy about loving. (Seriously, it’s fantastic.) The thing that I like most about Gaga is how she can take something that seems very banal – soda cans, crutches, a honey bun, a piano – and make that thing seem deeply perverse and uncomfortably alive. It’s a little bit H.R. Giger and a little bit X-rated anime, and it’s got me thinking: What other blandly normal things can Gaga turn crazy with her spooky-scary magic?
Just looking around my desk, I’m seeing a stapler, a pink highlighter, and a pile of post-it notes. I’m picturing a music video set in an Office Space-ish cubicle world. A spaceship from Neptune and/or the future crashlands. Gaga emerges, wearing a dress made entirely of post-it notes. A battle ensues when the locals fire exploding mini-lasers out of their pink highlighters. That’s when the dancing staplers show up, and things get NSFW.
This is fun! PopWatchers, what things from your daily life would you like to see Lady Gaga turn into a Pop Art fashion object?
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